ISABC Pro-D Day 2014, St George’s School
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Friday, February 7 • 11:40am - 12:40am
Math Pickle for the Junior FILLING

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Following generous sponsorship, Gordon Hamilton, is able to present from Calgary at the ISABC Conference.   He presented 2 years ago at Mulgrave and participants acclaimed his input as both inspirational - and transformational for their teaching.  

Work selfishly alone or together with your neighbour discovering curricular puzzles, games and unsolved problems that deserve their day in front of every student.  This class will include the following highlights:

Aggression (Eric Solomon, 1973) - a pencil and paper game for students learning subtraction.  It is so good, that I'd defend it replacing a whole year of elementary math curriculum.  Seriously.

 Beetle Sort - Replace uninspired matching games with a rich and nuanced puzzle created from the high resolution images of retired beetle collector, Udo Schmidt.

 Hex (Piet Hein, 1942 & John Nash, 1947) - A game that is simple enough for all div 1, but was independently invented by two mathematicians (One being John Nash who you may know from the movie "A beautiful Mind").  Hex is a contender for the second most important game in the div 1 classroom.

 Name Connector - A brand new puzzle within the last fortnight.  It gives students practice spelling the names of their classmates and counting common letters.  It is easy to understand, but so hard to solve that it would also work as an ice-breaker for executives.

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Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 12:40am PST
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

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